The thing that always amazes me about this hole is it was built in a time where the technology is far, far less than what it is today and yet they were able to create this par 3 perfectly in a spot where the wind not only has great effect on the shot, but varies in direction throughout the day almost on a daily basis.
Original Intent:"Here the distance must be gauged very accurately, and the wind sweeping down along Rae's Creek is often deceptive to the player standing on the tee about to hit."- Bobby Jones, in Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1959
Significant Change:- None
Did It Work?
No change was necessary for this hole. This is the most terrifying shot on the golf course when the winds are swirling. A short approach will find Rae's Creek or the bunker in front of the green; a long approach could find one of the two bunkers in the rear.
History Average Score: 3.30
Average Rank: 2nd